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Tax Conference 2019

Tax Conference 2019
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From the Chair

You are warmly invited to attend the 2019 New Zealand Law Society CLE Tax Conference to be held on Thursday 12  September 2019 at the Cordis, Auckland.

The full-day programme provides for an interesting and topical analysis of the current tax landscape, hot spots for change, and practical and technical issues affecting legal, accounting and in-house tax advisers.

In light of the coalition government's decision not to implement any capital gains tax, a burning question for tax advisers is how does that impact upon the current tax landscape? Particularly so in terms of taxpayer compliance and Inland Revenue audit activity, and changes to the tax system which can now receive a clear focus, such as those necessitated by the digital economy we live in and other implementation of emerging technologies, such as crypto-currency.

We have a varied programme for the conference with content which will navigate through the CGT-free world we now live in (at least, for a while anyway). The programme provides practical insights for tax advisors, from current trends in M&A activity to how Inland Revenue's transformation will affect day to day interactions. Other sessions will deal with recent and topical case law and legislative developments, with perspectives from Inland Revenue and private practice experts.

From a tax policy perspective, we will be provided with an update on the government's tax policy programme, in particular the latest developments in the taxation of the digital economy and the government's response to practical issues in terms of taxing the digital economy.

A highlight of the programme is an address from our keynote speaker, Sir Robert McLeod, on the burial of capital gains tax and where we now go without the lynch pin of a wholesale capital gains tax. Sir Robert has considerable experience in this matter, having been a member of a number of committees which have considered introduction of a CGT (including the Valabh and McLeod tax committees). He is one of the best placed to provide informed commentary on the outcomes of the rejection of a capital gains tax by the New Zealand government.

We look forward to you joining us for a topical and relevant day.

We hope to see you there.

Chair: Fred Ward - Russell McVeagh, Auckland

Programme outline

Download the course brochure for a full outline of each session.
  • Changing for You - meeting customer needs through Inland Revenue transformation
  • GST: Expanding the Net - where to from here?
  • Charity and Not-For-Profit Tax Developments
  • Tax Complexities in an Evolving M&A Environment
  • Recent Tax Cases: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Permanent Establishments and Profit Attribution - now and into the future
  • Government's Tax Policy Work Programme - current focus and pressures
  • Keynote Speaker - What Happened to the CGT and Where to From Here?

Learning objectives

In this Conference you will:

  • Hear about the latest tax developments and how these may impact you and your clients.
  • Learn valuable tips fron the various case studies that will be used to enable you to help your clients.
  • Be updated on recent case law and possible legislative changes and their potential impacts.


  • 8.00am - 8.30am - Registration
  • 8.30am - Sessions begin
  • 5.00pm - Sessions end
  • Followed by drinks and canapes


Please indicate your selection upon registration:
  • Hard Copy - Your book will be given to you when you register on the day* - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and you can collect the hard copy book when you register on the day*  - additional $30 charge

*Live web stream attendees - if you select hard copy or both - your book will be couriered to you.

Fee (incl GST)


Earlybird - by 13 August 2019
  • $790 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $850 - Non-members

Registration - after 13 August 2019

  • $840 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $900 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

Earlybird - by 13 August 2019
  • $770

Registration - after 13 August 2019
  • $820

Download PDF Brochure & registration form here.
Auckland 12 September
Live Web Stream 12 September
 I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $200 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration to another person until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.

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